We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Forrest Hotel And Apartments

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Forrest Hotel And Apartments
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,126: English reviews
Start your review of Forrest Hotel And Apartments
 Click to rate
New South Wales
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 1 night. Room was decent size, as was bathroom. Mattress was OK - not the greatest, but better than what is usually found in similar priced hotels. Was relatively easy to find and reasonably quiet. Parking was easy and staff friendly. Would stay again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jenno86
Tumut, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights. We had stayed here before in the building behind and really enjoyed it so didn't hesitate to book again. We stayed in a ground floor room in the first block (room 54), which was small, cramped and very basic. It looks like it has had a bit of a refurb so the décor and facilities...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jan M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed here on many occasions when I have needed to be overnight in Canberra. The staff are always friendly, the rooms are comfortable (not glamorous), the breakfast is excellent and the location is great. I think it is good value for money and happily recommend it.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 1705Steph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reception was friendly, which unfortunately was the only really good thing to report. The room was small and only basically furnished. The shower room was rather grotty, and the shower was not very clean. Car parking was squeezed up and one was fortunate to be able to park outside the room.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John M
Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those tired old motel properties, and while it was reasonably clean and well maintained it was pretty depressing to stay in, luckily I was only there overnight. The room smelt like a chip fryer, not sure if I was close to the restaurant or the last tenant worked at Mc Donalds. Ok if it's cheap, if...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank unstoppabell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent so 2 nights here, we were able to walk to Capitol Hill, from there we pick up a Hopa bus. The apartment was clean, fully equipped and spacious and very quiet. A really good place to stop to explore Canberra.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Viv E
Dorothy W, Forrest Hotel And Apartments at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you found us so handy to all you needed to explore and experience Canberra and you enjoyed your stay at Forrest Hotel and Apartments. Kind Regards The Forrest Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid $200 for a 2 bedroom apartment for 5, inclusive of a rollaway bed, with its own laundry and fully equipped kitchen. Location was good, only a few minutes drive to the parliament house and 10 mins to canberra centre mall. I'd say that this property represents a very good value for money. Was rather surprised to find out that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tejadhyatmika
Dorothy W, Forrest Hotel and Apartments Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review your stay at Forrest. We are so pleased you found Forrest so handy to all you needed, for a convinient and comfortable stay in Canberra, we are also pleased you found us good value for money. Kind Regards The Forrest Team

Hluhluwe, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought Forrest was well located and they look like they're trying to update their amenties slowly as well. The rooms are clean, the staff friendly and helpful and there seems to be plenty of parking. There is also free wifi that if you use sparingly, you don't have to pay for (I didn't pay any extra and was able...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rangeralex
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has wonderful staff that are willing to go the extra mile. The rooms are smallish but well maintained. Very comfortable and quiet. It is central enough for all tourist activities without being in the main drag. Free newspapers , free Wi-Fi and secure parking. Well priced for a family with a restaurant attached. Good food at reasonable prices....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey G
Dorothy W, Forrest Hotel And Apartments Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback we are so pleased you found Forrest so hospitable and our little extras like the free wi fi, newspapers and restaurant so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards The Forrest Hotel and Apartments Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 1 night with family (2 small kids) and was very happy with the two bed executive apartment. The beds were comfortable, bathroom was good but had no bath,and the kitchen well appointed. Tv had some Foxtel channels and room was air conditioned and had roller blackout shutters on the windows to block everything out at night should...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank GT1974
Dorothy W, The Forrest Hotel And Apartments Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely review. We are so glad you found your apartment, clean and comfortable with all you needed for a happy stay in Canberra. The B-B-Q facilities are so handy and the tennis courts are also popular with our guests. We look forward to your return. Kind Regards The Forrest Team

361 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (142)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (39)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (41)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (219)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (33)
Viewed
Room/Suite (34)
Viewed
Dining (45)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (91)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Canberra hotels
0.8 km away
Brassey Hotel
Brassey Hotel
#26 of 58 in Canberra
452 reviews
1.1 km away
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
#10 of 58 in Canberra
2,342 reviews
0.6 km away
Little National Hotel
Little National Hotel
#5 of 58 in Canberra
941 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 km away
Diplomat Hotel
Diplomat Hotel
#12 of 58 in Canberra
521 reviews
6.3 km away
Aria Hotel Canberra
Aria Hotel Canberra
#3 of 58 in Canberra
1,442 reviews
0.9 km away
Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forrest Hotel and Apartments is a wonderful family owned and operated hotel in the heart of Canberra. We offer FREE WIFI FREE PARKING AND ESPRESSO COFFEE!!! Located just behind Parliament House in the leafy suburb of Forrest, we are ideally suited for government, business and leisure travel.We have 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments, with a conference room, restaurant and deck overlooking the beautiful parkland setting.Accommodation options:• Standard Room (sleeps 2): Enjoy the cosy comfort of double or twin share rooms • One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4): Spacious and private with separate kitchen and lounge area• Family Rooms Two Rooms (sleeps 5): kitchen/lounge/dining• Executive Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 4): Stylish decor and ultimate comfort and facilities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forrest Hotel And Apartments

Address: 30 National Cct | Forrest, Canberra 2603, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: ₹ 5,958 - ₹ 10,464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Forrest Hotel And Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Forrest Hotel And Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Canberra
#14 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#14 Family Hotel in Canberra
#19 Business Hotel in Canberra
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Forrest Hotel And Apartments staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Melbourne, Australia
4 months ago
Canberra, Australia
over a year ago
Perth, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Forrest Hotel And Apartments staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Through the arch and out the back please.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyg879, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Executive 2 room apartment is best for a family of 4 or more.”
 of 5 bubbles djaler, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on the ground floor as they are noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles lorrainew115, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 14 - gap under the door needs fixing.”
 of 5 bubbles Sue_Drain, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great location for seeing Canberra, close to everything.”
 of 5 bubbles goneill99, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5